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The Resource Genealogy, psychology, and identity : tales from a family tree, Paula Nicolson

Genealogy, psychology, and identity : tales from a family tree, Paula Nicolson

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Genealogy, psychology, and identity : tales from a family tree
Title
Genealogy, psychology, and identity
Title remainder
tales from a family tree
Statement of responsibility
Paula Nicolson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The popularity of amateur genealogy and family history has soared in recent times. This book explores this popular international pastime and offers reasons why it informs our sense of who we are, and our place in both contemporary culture and historical context.
Member of
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Nicolson, Paula,
Dewey number
155.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Genealogy
Summary expansion
The popularity of amateur genealogy and family history has soared in recent times. Genealogy, Psychology and Identity explores this popular international pastime and offers reasons why it informs our sense of who we are, and our place in both contemporary culture and historical context. We will never know any of the people we discover from our histories in person, but for several reasons we recognize that their lives shaped ours. Paula Nicolson draws on her experiences tracing her own family history to show how people can connect with archival material, using documents and texts to expand their knowledge and understanding of the psychosocial experiences of their ancestors. Key approaches to identity and relationships lend clues to our own lives but also to what psychosocial factors run across generations. Attachment and abandonment, trusting, being let down, becoming independent, migration, health and money, all resonate with the psychological experiences that define the outlooks, personalities and the ways that those who came before us related to others. Nicolson highlights the importance of genealogy in the development of identity and the therapeutic potential of family history in cultivating wellbeing that will be of interest to those researching their own family tree, genealogists and counsellors, as well as students and researchers in social psychology and social history
Label
Genealogy, psychology, and identity : tales from a family tree, Paula Nicolson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Developing contextschapter -- 1.tales from a family tree : who do you think you really are? -- Methodologies : formal, practical and serendipitous -- Psychological and historical processes -- Pain and loss across the years -- Gender and power in family systems -- Immigration, migration and identity -- Unhappiness, denial and self destruction -- Health, wealth and identity -- Settlement of the narrative : what do i tell my grandchildren?
Control code
ocn965196609
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unknown
Edition
1 Edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317331490
Lccn
2016030932
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965196609
Label
Genealogy, psychology, and identity : tales from a family tree, Paula Nicolson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Developing contextschapter -- 1.tales from a family tree : who do you think you really are? -- Methodologies : formal, practical and serendipitous -- Psychological and historical processes -- Pain and loss across the years -- Gender and power in family systems -- Immigration, migration and identity -- Unhappiness, denial and self destruction -- Health, wealth and identity -- Settlement of the narrative : what do i tell my grandchildren?
Control code
ocn965196609
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1 Edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317331490
Lccn
2016030932
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965196609

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